crazy hectic goodness
being married has been a whirlwind of adventure. we are learning new things every single day and sometimes the craziness of it all gets to me. "how are we going to do that?!" "we can't afford that..." "what?! school?!" "there's not enough time in the day!" adulting is the worst sometimes. i have to frequently remind myself that it's all good! it's going to be ok! as i've been reflecting on these past three months i've seen so many blessings and wonderful things...yet i was letting myself think i have accomplished nothing and i wasn't bringing any goodness into this world.
when i start not seeing my potential and self worth i have to stand back and see the bigger picture. it's actually not all about me?! yesterday i witnessed the pure love the gospel brings to our lives. after a long day at work i left to a church activity for the ladies, aaron went out to visit some new families in our ward with one of his counselors. i came back and he was still gone! finally around 8:30 he comes back....just to leave AGAIN to see one more family. i was like "wow serious dedication" he finally gets home and has the biggest smile on his face. we lay down and talk about it and the excitement i saw from his face brought me to tears.
aarons pure love for people in our new ward amazed me. he sat and we talked forever about these wonderful families he visited. one family he will meet with each month and the church said it was impossible to ever get a hold of them. what do ya know, the whole family was at church that sunday and they now want to make it a goal to be sealed together in the temple. our less active friend who lives below us wants to change his life and come back to church. he's been twice since we invited him.
the other day i got the news from guadeloupe that a family i was able to baptize is making the trip to santo domingo to go through the temple this october. at the end of our skype session i asked them to sing "families can be together forever" a song we would sing almost each lesson. again it brought me to tears. families are forever, the work is good. #blessed
the gospel brings goodness. seeing the blessings it has on other peoples life helped me see the bigger picture. i can't fathom the thought of losing what we have. for that i am eternally grateful. heavenly father knows our weaknesses and our strengths. he knows when we feel we can't do it anymore. he is ALWAYS there for you. so stay positive and help someone in need today :)
all photography by the lovely tiffany at eliza j photography